Monday, April 29, 2013

Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Poetry reading of the works of Sor Juana

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:56 PM

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Alicia Galvan, Janka Klescova, Bryce Milligan, and Jim Lavilla-Havelin join forces to explore the bilingual poetry of 17th-century scholar and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695). The illegitimate child of Pedro Manuel de Asbaje (a Spanish Captain) and...

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Judge Biery on Local Strip Club Ordinance: 'Does Size Matter?'

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Here at the Current, we honestly get giddy whenever Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery issues a new ruling in a case we’re watching. It’s always hands down the finest comedy of the day. Today’s ruling, in which Biery denied a request by local strip clubs to keep the...

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#ComedyFest: Judd Apatow, Carl Reiner + Mel Brooks

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:38 PM

In case you haven't heard, comedy legend Mel Brooks joined Twitter today. Turns out, it's all part of Comedy Central and Twitter's first ever #ComedyFest, a Twitter-centric five day long digital fest boasting cyber-events like this particular dialogue between Brooks and Carl Reiner as moderated by Judd Apatow,...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

COSA's payday lending ordinance in the clear, for now

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

For the past week, Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) has sounded like a tired, battered man. Carona found himself in the middle of a proverbial firestorm on the Senate floor last Thursday while trying to bring up for a vote his SB 1247, which would toughen state-wide regulations for...

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Exoneration Commission Bill Clears House, on to Senate

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Applause broke out on the floor Wednesday when the Texas House passed Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon’s (D-San Antonio)House Bill 166, which would establish a commission to investigate and review wrongful convictions in the state. It was a far cry from last session when, on the verge of passage, House members...

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Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Fiesta Gartenfest

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Preserving German song, music, and language since 1867, the Beethoven Maennerchor has earned its reputation as “the oldest active singing society in Texas.” Home to the men’s choir along with the Damenchor, and Kinderchor (ages 4-15), Beethoven Halle und Garten puts a German spin on Fiesta with Gartenfest, a...

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Officials accuse jailer of falsifying records the night inmate died

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Bexar County officials allege a detention officer tampered with jail records to make it falsely appear he conducted mandatory cell checks the night an inmate died on his unit. The Bexar County District Attorney's office is currently reviewing charges that former jailer Ernesto Flores tampered with official government...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Woman fighting for exoneration speaks at film screening

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Anna Vasquez says she's twice seen footage from an in-the-works documentary chronicling an ordeal that's lasted nearly two decades. Each time, she says, “It makes me re-live the past It really effects me, but I'm trying to keep it together.” In July 1994, two young girls accused Vasquez...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amanda Palmer on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 7:47 PM

In the wake of last week’s tragic Boston Marathon bombing, and through the manhunt and standoff that followed, the media and the general public have found themselves shocked, frightened, confused, speculative, and angry. Americans, human beings, feel these emotions each to varying degrees and have expressed their feelings...

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: A Taste of New Orleans

Posted By on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Originating as Fiesta West in 1983, the San Antonio Zulu Association’s signature shindig imports the flavors of the Big Easy to the Alamo City for a family-focused weekend at Sunken Garden. In addition to serving up French Quarter favorites (including jambalaya, etouffee, gumbo, alligator, crawfish, and beignets) and plenty...

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